House of Cards, Outlander, Mandy

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At a loss for what to watch this week? From new DVDs and Blu-rays, to what's streaming on Netflix, we've got you covered.

New Video on Demand, Streaming, and Digital

"Mile 22"Mile 22STX Films

Mark Wahlberg, Lauren Cohan,Iko UwaisJohn Malkovich, and Ronda Rousey star in this action thriller from director Peter Berg, arriving on Digital Tuesday, October 30 and Blu-ray/DVD/On Demand November 13.  Extras include several making-of featurettes, including "Overwatch," "Introducing Iko," "Iko Fight," "Bad Ass Women," "BTS Stunts," "Modern Combat," and "Colombia."

"Alpha"
This critically acclaimed action-adventure -- exploring the relationship between man and man's best friend in the harsh wilderness -- arrives on Digital/Movies Anywhere October 30, then Blu-ray/DVD November 13.  Extras include a director's cut, alternate opening and endings, three extra deleted scenes with director commentary, and four behind-the-scenes making-of featurettes.

"Homecoming" Season 1 (Amazon)
Julia Roberts stars in this Prime Original psychological thriller series directed by Sam Esmail ("Mr. Robot"). The series premieres November 2 on Amazon Prime.
"Heidi Bergman (Roberts) is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, living with her mother and working as a waitress, when a Department of Defense auditor questions why she left the Homecoming facility. Heidi quickly realizes that there's a whole other story behind the story she's been telling herself." 

"Tell Me a Story" Season 1 (CBS All Access)
This new CBS All Access Original Series takes beloved fairy tales and reimagines them as a dark and twisted psychological thriller. Season 1 -- which premieres on Halloween -- is set in modern-day New York City, interweaving "The Three Little Pigs," "Little Red Riding Hood." and "Hansel and Gretel" into "an epic and subversive tale of love, loss, greed, revenge and murder." The cast includes James Wolk, Billy Magnussen, Dania Ramirez, Danielle Campbell, Paul Wesley , and Kim Cattrall.

"Monster Party"
This horror-thriller starring Sam StrikeErin MoriartyKian LawleyRobin TunneyGinny GardnerBrandon Micheal HallBill Engvall, and Julian McMahon arrives in select theaters on November 2, which is also when you can catch it on VOD and Digital HD. Three thieves plan a daring heist while posing as waiters at a fancy Malibu mansion dinner party, hoping to pay off an urgent debt. When their plan goes horribly wrong, the trio realize the dinner guests are not as innocent as they seem, and their simple cash grab becomes a violent and desperate battle to get out of the house alive.

New on Netflix

This Thursday marks the start of a new month, and you know what that means -- a bunch of new titles will be added to Netflix as of November 1, and several more will be leaving.

"Trolls: The Beat Goes On!" Season 4
It's time to grab your dancing shoes for the new season of DreamWorks' "Trolls: The Beat Goes On!" Season 4 starts streaming this Friday, November 2 on Netflix.
"Troll Village hosts all new sparkling parties with Poppy, Branch, and the Snack Pack. With colorful, new songs and adventures, the Trolls party it up like never before. Smidge thinks she has magical powers, Guy creates a new invention, Branch gets trapped in a dream, and Poppy hosts the biggest contest of the year for the ultimate hug watch prize!"

Check out this exclusive promo for the new season:



"They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead" (Netflix Original)
Great title. Also great subject, since this documentary -- available November 2 -- explores a chapter in the life of Orson Welles. "Academy Award winner Morgan Neville ('20 Feet from Stardom") tells the provocative story of legendary director Orson Welles during the final 15 years of his life, when he struggled to make a Hollywood comeback with one last radical gamble. It's the untold chapter of one of the greatest careers in film history." Trailer.

"The Other Side of The Wind" (Netflix Film)
Pssst. If you watch the title above about Orson Welles, you might want to see this one too. It's a satire of classic and new Hollywood that just debuted in 2018, although it was filmed from 1970 to 1976. "Surrounded by fans and skeptics, grizzled director J.J. 'Jake' Hannaford (John Huston) returns from years abroad in Europe to a changed Hollywood, where he attempts to make his comeback: a career summation that can only be the work of cinema's most adventurous filmmaker, Orson Welles."  Watch the trailer. This one will be in select theaters and on Netflix this Friday, Nov. 2.

"House of Cards" Season 6 (Netflix Original)
It's HER turn. The final season of "House of Cards" arrives -- sans Kevin Spacey -- starting November 2. Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) is in charge, but she's not finding the POTUS job much easier than her husband did before ... *something* happened to him. Netflix is going to have to explain what apparently killed off Frank Underwood between Season 5 and Season 6. Here's the official trailer.

"The Holiday Calendar" (Netflix Film)
'Tis the season for Christmas movies, and Netflix has a bunch of holiday rom-coms coming this month. This one -- streaming Nov. 2 -- stars Kat Graham as a woman whose life is stuck in a rut until her grandfather (Ron Cephas Jones) gifts her the antique advent calendar that belonged to her grandmother. The calendar is pretty magical, and romantic adventure ensues. Trailer. 

TV Worth Watching

"Halloween" franchise marathon (Monday-Thursday morning)Universal/Blumhouse

Since Wednesday is October 31, aka Halloween, why not celebrate with a "Halloween" movie marathon. AMC is ready to oblige, playing "Halloween" franchise films from Monday morning through Halloween as part of its AMC FearFest 2018 schedule.

"A Very Wicked Halloween: Celebrating 15 Years on Broadway" (Monday on NBC at 10 p.m.)
Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth -- the original Elphaba and Glinda -- will reunite to host and perform in this "Wicked" special event celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Broadway hit. The televised concert will feature many special guests, including Ariana Grande.


"Mickey’s 90th Spectacular" (Sunday on ABC at 8 p.m.)
Happy birthday, Mickey! This one doesn't have much to do with Halloween, but it's a two-hour star-studded event bringing in all kinds of Disney/ABC stars to celebrate 90 years of the beloved mouse.

"Outlander" Season 4 (Sunday on Starz at 8 p.m.)
Aye, it's finally time to welcome Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) to the New World.  The reunited couple start a brand new journey November 4 on Starz. The 13-episode fourth season starts with "America the Beautiful":
"Claire and Jamie cross paths with Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers), a pirate and smuggler who enlists their help. Claire illuminates Jamie on some of America's history, leading him to wonder if it's possible for them to lay down roots."

New on DVD and Blu-ray

Here's what's coming soon to Redbox.

"Teen Titans Go! To the Movies"Teen Titans Go to the MoviesWarner Bros.

Here's a random idea: Have yourself a Nicolas Cage double-feature with this animated film -- in which Cage voices Superman -- and "Mandy" below. Two very different films brought together by a very different man. Or you could just watch this film on its own when it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 30.

The Blu-ray Combo Pack includes the Lil Yachty Music Video: “Teen Titans GO! Rap"; a sing-a-long with Silkie “DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby” Mini-Movie; Red Carpet Mayhem; “Everything is Fake”: Exclusive song not in the movie; Teen Titans GO! To the Movies: WB Lot Shenanigans; Storyboard Animatics: Time Cycles; The Final Battle' and more.

"Mandy"
Panos Cosmatos' wild, stylish, critically acclaimed, and blood-soaked horror-thriller arrives on Blu-ray and DVD October 30. Nicolas Cage, Andrea Riseborough, and Linus Roache star in the film, which comes with deleted and extended scenes, and a look behind-the-scenes of the production.

"Slender Man"
It's Halloween. So even though this movie was panned by critics and audiences, it still fits the theme of the week. So here goes: Joey KingJulia Goldani TellesJaz SinclairAnnalise BassoAlex FitzalanTaylor RichardsonJavier Botet, and Jessica Blank all deserve better star in this horror film arriving on Blu-ray and DVD October 30. The release includes the featurette “Summoning Slender Man: Meet the Cast."

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